Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but you don’t have to give up on holiday shopping without leaving your chair—yes, even for vintage clothes!
There are two ways to shop Petrune online: our Etsy shop features vintage items that are particularly delicate, high quality, and/or one-of-a-kind. And our Petrunia shop lets you peruse the offerings from all four collections of our own vintage-inspired clothing line. We ship from both sites at very reasonable rates, so there’s no reason to leave the far-flung vintage lovers in your life out in the cold! (And of course, if you’re local, you can come into the store and ask to see anything you’ve spotted online.)
Here’s a quick side-by-side sampling of some of the pieces on offer.
First, two beautiful faux leopard coats, one from the 50s, the other 60s-inspired:
Second, two full-skirted party dresses in iridescent blue, one classically feminine, the other with modern, flirty touches of black:
Can you guess which are new and which are Petrunia? (Probably; luckily that’s not the point.) Happy shopping, and stay tuned for more gift guides! If you missed the two previous installments, check them out here and here.
It comes but once a year, and we always look forward to it. Prom season is here in all it’s glory… The taffeta, the tulle, the pastel colors…. We love it all! Even if you don’t have a prom in your future, it is always fun to look at beautiful formal wear, and who knows, you can always create an event fit for a princess! Here are a few lovely shots of Eleanor in some of our formal wear finest that can be found on our Etsy shop. Simply click on the image for more detail shots. Bask in the beauty :)!
1950's Magnolia Cupcake Crinoline Party Dress
1950's Robin's Egg Blue Tulle Party Dress with Veil
1950's Yellow Cupcake Party Dress
1950's Periwinkle Party Dress
In addition to the selection on our Etsy site, we also have a collection on the store floor waiting for a wonderful home, and great party!
Spring is in the air! These April showers can only mean that we are moving in the right direction. Sundresses, sandals, and shorts are all on the horizon! This week we created a window display to celebrate. Can you guess our inspiration? The answer is after the jump!
Vintage sleepwear is incredible. The detail put into nightgowns and lingerie back when they were primarily handmade never ceases to amaze us… and the silks and satins don’t hurt much either!
For our most recent window, we’re displaying some dreamy vintage boudoir looks, as well as saucy vintage-inspired lingerie. Take a gander. Some detail shots after the jump!
Winter is great. There’s the picturesque snow, and we get to bundle in many warm things while we drink warm things with warm people. When we’re not burrowing into peppermint mochas and woolly blankets though, there’s a sparkly and fabulous aspect to the holiday season fast approaching: holiday parties! Even better, party dresses!
We’ve put together some of our most luscious, sparkly, and celebratory outfits for your pleasure. Combat seasonal depression with tasty cider and socialization in one of these awesome frocks. From crushed velvet, to beautiful beaded creations, to simple red satin, we’ve got you covered for all your wintry party needs.
Libby models a classic red satin gown with a rabbit fur capelet.
Channel the 50's chic in this violet cocktail dress.
If you have a party this would be appropriate for, I'm jealous.
Hand beaded, every inch. About 20 lbs but so beautiful.
The perfect red velvet Christmas dress.
Little black dress with sparkle is a winning combo in any season.
Now that we’ve had a couple of chilly days sprinkled into this heat wave, it’s time to start thinking about fall wardrobes. Lucky for us, fashion is cyclical, so you can bet that if it’s on the runways, it’s at Petrune. Check out a couple of our versions of fall runway trends.
Camel with a 70’s flair at Chloé…
…and at Petrune.
70’s printed poly blouse, French wool pants, 50’s leather gloves.
Military inspired at Burberry…
…and at Petrune.
Tulle wool coat, 80’s silk blouse, B.B Dakota skinny pants, ILI foldover leather bag, and Seychelles booties.
50’s ladylike at Louis Vuitton…
…and at Petrune.
Edwardian men’s waistcoat, 1950’s printed circle skirt (with crinoline), 60’s bow kitten heels, 60’s croc handbag.
Minimalist at Calvin Klein…
…and at Petrune.
1960’s wool shift dress with patent belt, leather riding boots.
Photos via style.com
Check out Petrune customer Barbara in her 60s best! She found this floral stunner at Petrune to wear in the Mad Men casting call by Banana Republic for AMC. Be sure to give her your vote before September 17th!
Also, stop by the store to see our new Mad Men themed window!
Don, Betty and Joan would approve.
Here’s another of the many great gowns that have arrived in the store this week. This one is a 1950’s chiffon with sporty looking graphic velvet stripes. Wear with Cinderella’s glass slippers or pink Chuck Taylors.